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Old 09-04-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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filesystem as a module?

Its my first time recompiling the kernal and I read a lot in the manual about "make sure you dont compile the harddrive or filesystem as a module" well I go in under filesytems and there are about 5 different ones (using menuconfig) ....BFS, AFS ADFS... how do I know which one I have? and second where is the hardrive option?

Old 09-04-2003, 11:49 PM   #2
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By "hard drive" option, they probably mean the IDE or SCSI controller. By default it's probably already selected.

As for the filesystem, when it comes to linux, ext2, ext3 and reiserfs are the biggies. ext3 is listed as a journaling ext2 filesystem. If you configure it as a module, you'll need an initrd file. Translation, make it part of the kernel.
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"how do I know which one I have?"
When you installed Red Hat you told Red Hat to format your / partition and told it what file system to use on the / partition. You probably told it ext2 or ext3.

"and second where is the hardrive option?"

Your choice is probably between IDE support and SCSI support. Do you have IDE or SCSI hard drives?


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